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Job Posting: Artistic Associate

Published on: March 7, 2021

Job Posting: Artistic Associate

About the Music Gallery
Established in 1976 by members of the Canadian Creative Music Collective (CCMC), the Music Gallery occupies a unique position within Toronto’s musical ecology that allows us to present, encourage and promote leading-edge contemporary music in all genres. For over 40 years, our mandate to foster innovation and experimentation in music has remained constant, and today we are Toronto’s pre-eminent presenter of genre-defying concert music.


20/hour to a max of 35 hours/month for 7 months

Position Description
The Music Gallery is looking for two Artistic Associates to engage in a mentorship program between Sept 2019 and March 2020. Responsibilities will include programming/curation, production management and various tasks related to learning how to become a music presenter. Associates will be mentored, work with and report to the Artistic Director.

We are committed to representing the diversity of the City of Toronto on our team and in our programming. We especially encourage applications from women, Black, Indigenous and people of colour, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. 


– Program 3 concerts for the 2020-21 season: 2 X Avant concerts, 1 regular season plus 1 Outreach event: selection of artists, negotiation, scheduling, contracting. Additional commitment to producing these shows will be required for the 2020-21 season.

– Manage production of 8 MG events  between Sept-March

– Assist in grant writing

– Assist in marketing

– Write content for program guides and website as needed

– Assist in ticketing and website admin

– Attend meeting of Artistic Advisory Council

– Participate in fundraising initiatives


Required Skills or Training

The successful candidate should possess a strong knowledge of contemporary music in all its forms, with a focus on Toronto. No direct experience as a music programmer is required but broad experience in music- and concert-making is preferred, as well as strong organizational, budgeting and  communications skills. The applicants should have a keen interest in equity issues as they apply to Toronto’s music community.  Bonus points for demonstrating a firm understanding of Music Gallery’s place in Toronto’s music ecology.


Time commitments & compensation details

Notes on time commitment: This is a short-term, part-time contract position. Music Gallery understands that members of the artistic community may have other commitments such as touring, recording and other creative projects.  This program requires on site presence at 6-8 concerts, and 1-2 outreach events each as well as in-office/administrative time to a maximum of 35 hours per month from September 2019 through March 2020. Compensation for 2020-21 work to be paid $20/hour to a maximum of 20 hours per show for 3 shows each including on site and outreach time.


How to Apply

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by email to with subject line ‘Artistic Associate Application’ that clearly articulates why you are a good fit for the Music Gallery and why this paid internship is right for you.

No phone calls please.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Start Date: Monday Sept 9th, 2019

Deadline for applications: August 21 2019

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